As Matt Canada explains it, his offense âÂ the one so hyped up and ballyhooed since his December hire âÂ is simple.
âOur offense,â LSUâs new offensive coordinator said, âis the easiest in America.â
For an hour Thursday night at LSUâs high school coaches clinic, he explained why.
He discussed the foundation of his scheme, the one heâs implementing at LSU this spring, and, yes, he said, the rumblings are true â the Tigers are way ahead of where he thought theyâd be halfway through 15 spring practices.
In fact, much of Canadaâs installation âÂ those âsimpleâ foundation principles âÂ are installed, running back Derrius Guice said earlier this week and Canada confirmed. Itâs just ârepetitionâ now, Guice said.
Canada has more in the bag, though âÂ much more. Heâll now begin building layers on that foundation, adding structures to the concrete slab, as he described it.
âObviously, we build and add this and this and this,â Canada said. âOur offense is a solid foundation of these core plays, these core concepts and then we add and go from there.â
The 45-year-old Indiana native displayed Thursday night the pizzazz, charisma and personality that coach Ed Orgeron has raved about âÂ the flashy, out-going nature that helped land him this job.
He completed his speech, popped off his clip-on microphone and literally ran off the stage, running into a reporter and brandishing a smile that conveyed a message: Did you like that show?
If it wasnât for his tall, thin frame and Midwestern accent, you might mistake him for the head coach himself.
They share the ability to fill a room with an infectious personality. Canadaâs fiery makeup oozed out in front of the couple of hundred high school…